Wednesday 30 May 2018

Chunky Chicken And Veggie Soup

This hearty soup is very thrifty,  tasty and filling.  What more could you ask for ?

1 1/2 litres of homemade chicken stock or  store bought
Shredded chicken from the carcass or 1 chicken breast
1/2 cup of soup mix - washed ( Mc Kenzies )
4 - 5 large potatoes,  peeled and finely cubed
4 medium carrots peeled and finely cubed
2 sticks of celery or 1 broccoli stalk finely diced
1 400g tin of corn kernels
Dried onion flakes or 1 finely diced onion
2 teaspoons of dried or fresh parsley
1/2 cup of small shell pasta
1 tablespoon of chicken stock powder ( if needed )

Place the stock and washed soup mix in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

Add all the veggies, parsley,  onion and chicken to the stock.

Simmer for 1 hour after adding the veggies.  Add extra water if the soup becomes too thick.

Add the pasta halfway through the cooking process

Once cooked,  add the chicken stock powder if needed.

Serve with crusty bread or on it's own

Can be frozen

Serves 6 - 10 depending on how hungry you are.

Here's the link to slow cooker chicken stock 


  1. Wendy, what is washed soup mix? We have a dried bean mix here for soup, is that what it is? I'm a reader from Washington State, USA. -Kathryn

    1. The soup mix has barley, lentils and split peas in it. It needs to be washed a few times in a sieve to get some of the starch off it.

    2. Thanks for letting me know what the soup mix was. The soup mix we use is called 13 bean soup mix. I could buy this combo of ingredients in the bulk bins and mix it myself.- Kathryn

  2. Hi Wendy, I am not familiar with washed soup mix. Will you please explain, Thanks so much. Shirley near Seattle USA

    1. Hi Shirley, it has barley, split peas and lentils in it. Wash it a few times before using in the soup.

  3. ooo yummy, looks delicious!
    thanx for sharing

  4. Will be making this soup. I love homemade soup but not a favourite of my husbands unfortunately. Thanks for the recipe.


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